Boxing great Manny Pacquiao, like many of us, was watching Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez. His reaction is literally the most hilarious thing you’ll read all day…
Boxing took centre stage in the combat sports offering this weekend. Going down at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, GGG vs. Canelo sold out very quickly. Unlike the circus of Mayweather vs. McGregor, this was a high-level contest.
Treating fans to a thrilling 12-round war, GGG and Canelo left it all in the ring. Golovkin plodded towards Alvarez the entire fight, never relenting. The constant pressure was paired with the higher volume of landed punches.
Early in the fight Alvarez had the better of the match, but Golovkin pulled away towards the end. The middle rounds were mostly a toss-up, but few expected the end result. Although older, GGG appeared to have finished stronger and landed more significant shots.
Some argued for Canelo, but nobody expected a draw.
Although we’ve seen close fights come to draws in the past, it was the outrageous scoreline of 118-110 that had fans upset. Given boxing’s history of bribes and corruption, it’s no surprise the reactions were angry.
Boxing pundit Teddy Atlas blasted the result as ‘corrupt,’ but Manny Pacquiao’s reaction was far more hilarious. Check out what ‘Pacman’ said about the GGG vs. Canelo judging:
Pacquiao lost a controversial decision to school teacher Jeff Horn in Australia this past July. Here’s what he told News.com.Au about that fight:
Reporter: Manny, can you comment on the fight because it seemed too physical and rough?
Pacquiao: It’s OK to play that kind of game as long as the referee knows what he’s doing. I don’t have any gripes on Horn’s play-style. Those can be avoided on the discretion of the referee. There were warnings. There was even a two-point deduction on the two headbutts. But nothing was given by the referee.
I managed to block his punches. The only problem was his elbow-strikes and headbutts. (manny laughs) our heads even collided.
There Will Be a Rematch
At least fans get to look forward to another clash between two of biggest boxing’s stars. Given how entertaining last night’s clash was, the second bout should just as good, if not better.
“Look, my belts, I still champion,” Golovkin said. “This is not my fault. I like the pressure. I want big drama show. I want to give people a big presence. It’s not my problem. I’m very happy today.”
“No, truthfully, not really,” Alvarez said. “There wasn’t any power that didn’t surprise me. In the first round, I came out to see what he had. Then I was building from there. I think I won eight rounds. To be convincing, I felt that I won the fight.”
“Of course I want a rematch. Yes, the next fight I want a true fight,” Golovkin said. “I have a couple of ideas [for the rematch]. I want a close fight, Mexican style.”